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Friday, February 27, 2009

My Fun New Finds

So in my last post I mentioned my new favorite blog "Just a girl" http://j-a-girl.blogspot.com/ I just finished going through her blog and unlike me she actually does the things she finds. I love her stuff and style. Here are a few of my favorites things from her site.

I love the whole table arrangement, but I am specifically loving the wall hangings she made with scrapbook paper and foam. I also love the embellished candles. I think I love her so much for all the scrapbook paper and embellishments she uses. So great!

The Wall
The Candles
These are magnets - very cute! My son's name starts with a "J" I love what she has done here. I might have to copy :).
She made a few of these...love them.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Tile Coasters

I found these off Just A Girl http://j-a-girl.blogspot.com/2009/02/tile-coasters.html I love her style! These would make for a nice gift.

Monday, February 16, 2009

A few of my things...

I am constantly collecting so many great crafty ideas , but I am beginning to realize I collect a whole lot more than I create - and I love to create! :) So I decided to see what things I have completed recently. Here are a few of my things...

This is my most recent project. I blogged not long ago about menu planners and this was what I came up with. The plaque came from Dollar Tree complete with the ribbon I just added the paper and Velcro. I really like this because I am such a visual person and this way I know exactly what meals we will be eating each week. It helps me be more organized. :)

I made this pillow for my Mom for Christmas.

I made these bags for my kids to take to church. I put some church coloring pages and other items to keep them occupied during church.

Here are the Crayon rolls that I made to go in their church bags with their coloring pages.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Felt Board Tutorial

I like the idea of making a felt board, but never considered just cutting out shapes to give your kids the chance to create their own pictures and be a little creative. What a great idea! Here is the site with the tutorial: http://jchandmade.typepad.com/photos/felt_board_tutorial/fb_tutorial.html

Family Frame

A friend of mine posted these family frames she bought for her house. I love it - and am going to have to create it for my own. I love them Laura!

More Baby Booties

Remember how I was going to make some booties for my new baby...well now I have come across some more cute pics and ideas while I was browsing Tip Junkie. The ones below are shown on this site along with a tutorial. http://stardustshoes.blogspot.com/2006/10/cloth-shoe-pattern.html Love 'em!

Tiddy Tote and Shelves

I love the idea of a Tiddy Tote...anything to keep my kids room cleaner. :) http://jchandmade.typepad.com/jc_handmade/2008/01/for-you.html I love these shelves. Aren't they perfect for a kids room. I want some!

Heart Cookies and other Treats

These first two ideas are on Make & Takes http://www.makeandtakes.com/

Valentine Pretzels

Valentine Sugar Cookies

My Mom has always made heart shaped sugar cookies for Valentine's. They are so Yummy! I have always wanted to continue the tradition with my kids and I think making cute creatures like the ones above is a great idea!

And these next two I found off The Children's Nest http://www.thechildrensnest.blogspot.com/

Valentine Tic Tac Toe

Go to this site http://www.alphamom.com/holiday/2009/02/valentines-day-craft-tic-tac-toe-hearts.php for instructions on how to make this cute beanbag tic-tac-toe valentine game.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Silhouette Art

I just found a tutorial Here - http://awdreyh.blogspot.com/2009/03/silhouette-drawings-tutorial.html

Have I posted something like this before? I can't really remember, but I have been wanting to make silhouette pictures of my kids and now I have some instructions from Family Fun http://jas.familyfun.go.com/crafts?page=CraftDisplay&craftid=12103
And these ones are from http://www.simplysilhouettes.com/

Framed Monogram

I think I might have to make some of these for my kids rooms....so cute!

Menu Planning

I hate, hate, hate planning meals and making dinner. O.K. I may have gone overboard on the "hates", but I really do dread meal time at our house.

I appreciate new ideas to get me organized or that put a fun spin on dinner time. So - here are some ideas (and there websites) to help plan the weekly/monthly meals that I thought might be useful.